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The best and worst states for retirement

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Three out of five Americans say they want to spend their golden years someplace other than where they're living now, according to a new survey. But they may think twice about taking the traditional route to sunny states such as Florida or California.

Neither of those even make the top 25 in a new ranking of the best states to retire to by Bankrate. The survey, released Monday, considered weather, cost of living, crime rate, health-care quality, overall tax burden and community well-being.

Here are the 10 best—and the 10 worst—states for retirement, according to Bankrate. And check out CNBC's Sharon Epperson's latest video on the findings.

By Fred Imbert.

Posted 23 March 2015

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